[amsat-bb] W7O update

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Tue Nov 18 03:38:29 UTC 2014


So far, so good. Lots of operators have been helping
out by operating as W7O, on the satellites and the HF
bands.  There's one week left on the special call,
and I'm still getting operators to help put W7O on
the HF bands for the next week.  I have a few great
helpers for W7O on the satellites.  In particular,
Ron W5RKN has put in a lot of time over the past few
days.  Dave KB1PVH and Nick KB1RVT in New England have
been most helpful in putting W7O on the AO-7 and FO-29
passes covering Europe, so hams over there have been
able to work W7O via satellite.  And a few others in
locations across the USA have made their contributions
to the effort.

I made the first Logbook of the World upload for W7O
tonight.  I had logs from 5 other operators, plus my
W7O log from Friday evening and Saturday.  Those 6 logs
had a total of 635 QSOs.  Thanks to Wyatt AC0RA, Frank
K6FW, Christy KB6LTY, George W1GIV, and Peter W2JV for
those logs.  Other W7O operators will forward me their
logs next week, after the end of the W7O operation.  Since
there appears to be a 5-hour backlog for processing files
uploaded to LOTW, those QSOs I just uploaded should be
showing up during the overnight hours.

I still think I will end up with a 4-digit number for W7O
QSOs. I don't know how far past 1000 the QSO count will
go, but wherever the final count ends up will be a good
thing.  I've seen lots of spots for W7O on the DX Summit
web site, many mentioning the 40th anniversary of OSCAR
7.  Nice to see so many talking up our 40-year-old
satellite. And the fun continues for another week...



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